On October 25th. 2006, Minister or Education and Science, Mary Hanafin, presented the Digital Schools Award to St. Joseph’s BNS. The Digital Schools award was initiated to inspire schools to use ICT to support learning and teaching in the teaching and St. Joseph’s was one of the first recipients.
In St. Joseph’s we developed the concept of the Digital Curriculum. The Digital Curriculum allows us to use digital media to deliver the curriculum.
- Each teacher in the school has a laptop.
- Each classroom in the school has a data projector and a visualiser
- Every pupil in the school benefits from use of the Computer Room and the trolley of laptops for pupil use.
- We have developed a central resource library from which the teachers can access resources for all subjects.
- We use a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) in all classes from 2nd to 6th. This allows pupils to access resources, upload their work interact with other pupils and teachers online using the Moodle platform. It also creates a digital link between home and school.
- All classrooms are have wired and wireless network access.
- All classrooms have broadband internet access.
- Children may present work from the computer room or project work from home to the other children in the class.
- ICT is an integral part of teaching and learning in St. Joseph’s